Wonder: Opening Eyes and Raising Awareness for Facial Deformities

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The movie “Wonder” highlights the life of a young boy named Auggie who has Treacher Collins syndrome. Treacher Collins syndrome is a rare medical facial deformity that is characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones and chin. “Wonder” is being praised for raising awareness for children with facial deformities and educating people, one movie […]

Making the Holidays Bright for Your Elderly Loved Ones

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Christmas is a time of year to spend time with family, including elderly relatives that are not seen regularly throughout the year. Think about these four things when visiting or entertaining your elderly loved ones this year. Is their environment safe? Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for adults 65 and older, and […]

Bringing Christmas Cheer to Amazing Kids

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Christmas can be very stressful for families who have a child in the hospital. Parents just want to be home with their kids for the holidays. When a child is hospitalized during this time, it is a total disruption from the normal Christmas routine and activities. We have a department of ten child life specialists […]

Holiday Accidents: Know Where to Go

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but accidents and illnesses can still happen. If someone in your family needs to see a doctor during the holidays, knowing whether they should be examined in an emergency room or urgent care center can save you precious time and money. Emergency Room All of our emergency […]

Healing with Love

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“One thing that I love about my volunteer work with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is the powerful, unmatched sense of purpose that I receive each and every time I make a sick child or worried parent feel better or crack a subtle smile. There is no other feeling like it in world. […]